Bolstered by UFC on FX 5 serving as its opening act, “The Ultimate Fighter 16” drew a season-best 1.1 million viewers to FX for its fourth episode on Friday night.

That figure, which Sherdog.com confirmed with an industry source, marks a significant increase from the previous week’s 775,000 viewers who tuned in to watch Episode 3. It also topped the audiences for the season premiere (947,000 viewers) and second episode (872,000). By comparison, the fourth episode of “TUF 15” -- also known as “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” -- also pulled in 1.1 million viewers in March.

UFC on FX 5, which was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Antonio Silva and Travis Browne, was watched by 1.1 million people as well.

The fourth installment of “TUF 16” featured a first-round matchup between Team Carwin’s Bristol Marunde and Team Nelson’s Julian Lane, a bout Marunde won via unanimous decision.

“The Ultimate Fighter” began airing on Spike in 2005 and remained on the network through last year. When the Ultimate Fighting Championship joined forces with Fox, the series moved to FX in 2012. “TUF 15” was the first iteration of the reality series to feature live fights at the end of each show, but the UFC has returned to the taped format for the current season.

Featuring former interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin and “TUF 10” winner Roy Nelson as coaches, “TUF 16” began with 32 welterweights vying for a six-figure UFC contract. Carwin and Nelson -- along with the 170-pound finalists -- will square off at the show’s finale on Dec. 15 in Las Vegas.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC on FOX 16 does 2.29 million viewers in the overnight ratings

  • 8 days ago
  • 8 views

Saturday night's UFC on FOX show ended up as the second highest rated of the four July FOX specials in history, averaging 2.29 million viewers on the overnights. It should be noted that the overnight read news >>

UFC on Fox 16 overnight ratings at 2.29 million viewers

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 views

The early ratings numbers are in for UFC on Fox 16, and they look positive in a few different ways. The overnight rating are in for Saturday's UFC on Fox 16 show. According to TV By The Numbers, the read news >>

UFC on FOX 16 ratings: 'Dillashaw vs. Barao 2' averages 2.8 million viewers

  • 5 days ago
  • 6 views

Last Saturday night's (July 25, 2015) UFC on FOX 16 card, which featured T.J. Dillashaw successfully defending his UFC bantamweight title against Renan Barao, drew a 1.7 rating and was the highest-wa read news >>

Episode No. 12 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians'

  • 26 days ago
  • 10 views

Episode No. 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter 21? opens with Dana White setting the scene for the final episode of the season. The teams are tied and the final 100-point fight will determine the winner.Fil read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 21 live discussion: Episode 12

  • 26 days ago
  • 16 views

Join us here tonight for live coverage of episode 12 of The Ultimate Fighter as the latest season sees its conclusion. TUF: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians airs tonight at 10 pm on Fox Sports 1. J read news >>

Conor McGregor says his bet with Dana White was actually for $3.5 million, and he’s serious

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

LAS VEGAS -- Dana White wasn't kidding about Conor McGregor's little side bet for UFC 189. Speaking on the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday, White revealed that McGregor proposed a $3 million side wager for read news >>

Dana White reveals that Jose Aldo would have ‘probably would've made close to $4 million’

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC President Dana White reveals that Jose Aldo was set to make close to $4 million at UFC 189. Prior to Jose Aldo's withdrawal from the highly anticipated UFC 189 event, it was clear that the feathe read news >>

Morning Report: Dana White says Jose Aldo 'probably would have made close to four million' at UFC 189

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

As if featherweight champion Jose Aldo couldn't feel any lower, apparently his absence at UFC 189 has only added to the appeal. At least that's the line UFC president Dana White is going with. Accord read news >>

Conor McGregor Bet Dana White $3 Million He’d KO Chad Mendes at UFC 189

  • 27 days ago
  • 94 views

So confident is Conor McGregor that he bet his employers $3 million he'll knock out Chad Mendes at UFC 189. read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Episode 12 Preview

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Read the complete episode 12 preview for The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians, which airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/7pm PT on FOX Sports 1. read news >>